Steve Cardenas, an American martial artist, was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia and is of Mexican origin. He moved to San Antonio, Texas with his family at the age of two and was raised there. Steve first started his martial arts training at the age of 12 and reached black belt in tae-kwon-do at the age of 16. He is a 5th-degree black belt. Steve got into martial arts professionally when he went to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers role at the age of 20.
The character of Steve Cardenas as Rocky became well praised in the Power Ranger series. He founded his own martial arts studio in Burbank, California, and Texas. Steve has won several medals including Gold Medal in 2009 American National Championship, Silver Medals at Copa Pacifica, Silver Medal in the 2010 No-Gi World Championships, and Gold Medal in the 2010 Jujitsu Pro Gear Open. He has not disclosed any information about his personal life regarding relationships.